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“a small piece of heaven” 4 of 5 stars
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11 Miles West of Hwy 395, PO Box 307, Big Pine, CA 93513   |  
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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9 hotel reviews
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“a small piece of heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

we loved the fact that the cabin has journals for the guests to write in and write about there experience, it was nice to read about the past guests that date back many years. the cabin is real cozy and loved the fact that there is a full kitchen to have home cooked meals that you can't get from staying in a hotel. the squirls are very friendly.....well take a look at the picture, very cute :-) It was a 5 hour drive from back home in Las Vegas but well worth it. the hiking is amazing and has a nice water fall. you can hear the stream running from your cabin with the windows open. Kathy was a wonderful host, very nice and its like you have known her for years even though you just meant.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ojai, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

My wife and I stayed two nights. The "old school" cabins were warm, comfortable and clean. I felt I was back in the thirties. Kathy, the owner, worked hard to make our visit the best it could be. She fixed to order,delicious dinners for my wife and and I. After a long days hike she even brought dinner to our cabin. Location was breathtaking.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

We usually camp at the nearby campground in the summer. However, we decided to go on a late season fishing trip and the weather was getting a little too cold for us to stay in a tent.
Staying in one of the lodge's cabins was a perfect solution. The cabin was perfect for us. We fished during the day and had a comfortable place to fix dinner (trout) and enjoy the beautiful Sierra. Each cabin also has a fire ring just off the porch area. So, even though we were staying in a cabin, we got to enjoy a nice campfire each evening. Plus, it provided a great place to cook our steaks.
The cabins aren't luxurious. But, they are comfortable and clean. And, a great alternative to camping when the weather gets too cold.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
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21 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We stayed at the Glacier Lodge in July to hike the North and South Fork of the Big Pine Creek. The traill head is right at the door of the Glacier Lodge so it was the perfect location. Like most of the other lodges I have been to in the Eastern Sierra's this place is not fancy, in fact it is quite rustic. But, the bed was comfortable, it was clean, and the scenery was unbelievable. Our one bedroom cabin had a living room/dining room and a tiny kitchen with a charming assortment of odd pans and dishes. Out back we had a BBQ/fire pit and picnic table where we ate our breakfast, dinner, and toasted s'mores under the stars.
I would recommend the Glacier Lodge to hikers and fishing enthusiasts who want to stay where the action is without camping. Yes it is more expensive than the boring motels in Bishop but I think it is well worth the cost to be in the midst of the glorious Sierras.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glacier Lodge

Address: 11 Miles West of Hwy 395, PO Box 307, Big Pine, CA 93513
Location: United States > California > Big Pine
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Big Pine
Also Known As:
Glacier Hotel Big Pine

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